St. Stephen’s Junior School was visited by the Environmental Health Department yesterday, the 9th January, and we are delighted that we retained our 5* rating with no areas required for improvement.
On Friday the 5th January, pupils took part in a sports assembly to showcase the sport they do in school and why it is important to them. It was extremely enjoyable with pupils showing abilities of what they can do in many different sports such as hockey, gymnastics and speed stacking. The theme of the assembly was teamwork and why it is important. Teamwork is one of the school values which the pupils wanted to highlight, and how it plays a pivotal role in every team-based event.
A new event called ‘JUST DANCE’ launched during assembly, which will be available for pupils on Fridays during lunch times. Children are encouraged to come to the hall and give it a go. Well done to all pupils who were in the assembly.
Children from both the lower and upper school have been working exceptionally hard in preparation for their respective Christmas productions this year. The year 3's and 4's in the lower school hosted afternoon and evening shows of their wonderfully creative version of 'Michaelmas Mouse' on Monday the 18th December. For the upper school the year 5's and 6's decided on a rendition of 'The Grinch', which turned out to be just as marvellously entertaining and exciting as that of the lower school's play. Well done children, what a great start to the Christmas holidays.
The After School Club recently held it's annual Christmas Party in the St. Stephen's Junior School Hall. Delicious treats adorned the tables, which themselves had been pre-arranged ready for a banquet, and there were lots of fun activities on offer and games to be played. We hope everyone attending enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
Members from Kent Police and local cadets visited St. Stephen’s Junior School on Friday the 15th December to promote bike security as we approach Christmas. They provided children with free bike marking kits to help reduce the risk of theft.
We'd like to thank Kent Police and their wonderful staff for their enthusiasm and support.